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Trouble with my Mitsubishi VS 50609

My Mitsubishi VS 50609 will randomly shut off while watching it. It could only be on for and hour or it can be on for several hours, it makes no difference. There is no pattern to it and you can not turn it back on until it's ready to turn back on. It just makes no sense to me. Can anyone help with this problem? Any ideas?

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  • duckI Nov 10, 2007

    When turned on it stays on for about 10 seconds. Then it shuts off, it stays off for about a minute. Then it comes on and off for a short while befor it finally stays on.
    I have removed the back and found that if I tap on the module that contains the input conections, I can make it come on or off. I do this with the plastic end of a screw driver and the taps are very light.



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Make sure you have no colent leking on the bord these set many I worked on had colent leaks that cused it to shut down. does the set come back on when it's cool? could be a bad soder joint. allso there could be bad caps. deos it come back on if you unpluge the set for 5 sec and plug back in that resets the set.

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